Amsterdam-based Scotch & Soda focus on creating products that are rich in detail and quality, updating vintage and classic styles with a modern twist. Scotch and Soda goes for a well-worn tailored look for AW13. Expect warm colours in the cold months, as well as beautiful hand-painted patterns and prints, all designed in-house, in the infamous design offices on the Amsterdam canals.
The special details and treatments that Scotch and Soda is known for, reach new heights this season. Besides playful dip dyes and tie-dyes, the brand indulges non-denim fabrics in rich denim treatment and washes. This gives the garments a unique, worn-in look with a comfortable feel, whilst keeping a dressed up look.
Classic shirts are presented in traditional cotton fabrics of checks and stripes, updated with a Scotch & Soda twist of clashing fabric prints for undercollars. Soft tailored jackets are given a vintage feel within the Amsterdam Blauw range using washed out patch work denim, high collars and patch pockets for a relaxed style.
Paul Smith Jeans
The Paul Smith Jeans collection is made up of both modern, classic pieces and directional shapes. The seasonal collection offers the highest quality with innovative designs for all denim and street wear enthusiasts.
The AW13 Paul Smith Jeans collection takes inspiration from Jean-Michel Basquiat. Basquiat clashed casual clothing with tailoring, accessorising denim and tweed with paint splashes and a bow tie. Overcoats have artfully constructed collars and blazers have been updated with notched lapels. Shirts have been given dip-dye washes and taped pockets, and are paired with bright chinos and cords. Knitwear and jersey are crafted with new yarns, adding interest with texture.
The palette combines navy, purple, black and indigo with orange, turquoise, red and fuchsia.
Descente DUAL-ISM mixes vintage with the future, utilizing
the most advanced technology on styles of the past transforming and reshaping
them into modern and contemporary designed garments. The key concept of the
project DUAL-ISM is to ‘connect’ contrasting elements: city and nature,
ordinary and extraordinary, digital and analog, classic and modern, the past
and the future…
They would never be joined without someone’s voluntary efforts. Significantly, the project aims not merely to develop premium products, but to create new values through the development of premium products. DUAL-ISM won’t live up to its name unless it brings about values and excitement.
The Autumn/Winter collection is ‘KASANEGI’ = layering in Japanese, and the theme is “Urban Mobility” and includes fabrics such as kevlar, shape memory polyester, and high density waterproof cotton. In addition 3D technical patterns based on ergonomics have been utilized to adjusting weather conditions. A highlight of the collection includes a welded, non-quilted seam tapered down jacket utilizing Japanese 4 way stretch fabric made in Japan.
Global environmental situation is dramatically changing, so we need to protect ourselves from all kinds of weather conditions by using fabrics for all weather conditions as well as temperature regulatory system. ‘KASANEGI’ is a way of thinking since ancient times in Japan: add a layer when getting cold, take off a layer when getting warm. This simple, primitive method can adjust to a lot of weather conditions.
The Edwin Collection
Edwin’s Spring/Summer ’14 collection sees the introduction
of new fits, reworks of timeless classics and new wash processes from Martelli
(Italy’s finest Laundry), as Edwin maintain their iconic style and continue to
influence current trends. The collection is inspired by Fear and Loathing in
Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream.
Authentic Hawaiian and Camouflage prints can be found alongside T-shirts, fine gauge knitwear, tailored chinos and bermuda shorts in a range of vibrant colours, as the bold yet considered prints and patterns reflect the imagery from Hunter S. Thomspon’s novel. Spring/Summer ’14 sees a new construction process introduced within the outerwear department.
Edwin use high quality technical Italian fabric to produce a range of jacket’s with classic style and modern functionality. Working with only the finest quality Japanese fabrics, lightweight technical fabrics and knitwear from Italy and France, Edwin have produced another innovative yet iconic collection.
Aircraft jackets have landed
Nigel Cabourn’s authentic range is a limited capsule collection that draws upon fabrics and garments from his rare and exclusive archive. This archive consists of over three thousand pieces, mostly inspired from military uniform from the 1940s and 1950s.
The Aircraft Jacket is a hooded short jacket made from an oil cloth fabric that is coated in refined oil for ultimate waterproofing.
This technique was originally used by British fireman to repel against the harsh British seas. The peaked hood and hem are adjustable with waxed drawstring and fisherman knot pulls. The jacket has raglan sleeves, slanted hip pockets, underarm eyelet vents and an adjustable press stud cuff. The SS12 collection is dubbed ‘Desert Rats’ and draws its inspiration on clothing worn by the 7th Armoured Division and its officer, Field Marshall Montgomery.